A Comparative Study of Fluoride Containing Chlorhexidine and Non Chlorhexidine Mouthrinses in a Teenage Group


  • Megha L Vyas Assistant Professor, Department of Dentistry, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Baroda Medical College, Vadodara Gujarat, India
  • Ashit Bharwani Associate Professor, Department of Dentistry, Parul Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Parul University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
  • Dhaval G Trivedi Founder & Owner, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Esthetica Maxillofacial Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat, India




CT KUB, Radiation safety, Minimise radiation


Background: Mouthwashes are important means used in chemical control of dental plaque. There is strong evidence suggestive of better effectiveness, when fluoride is added to chlorhexidine mouthwash.

Objectives: The study was planned to assess the effect of a mouthrinse containing Chlorhexidine (CHX) and amine/stannous fluoride (AmF) on plaque accumulation, gingivitis and salivary fluoride levels in comparison with two mouthrinses containing either essential oils (EO) or cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) with sodium fluoride (NaF) in a teenage group.

Methodology: For this study 90 healthy teenage between 12 and 20 years were recruited for participation. The experimental gingivitis model consisted of a 2-weeks recruitment phase, followed by a 6-day rinsing period with one of the 4 mouthrinse formulations was used for the study. At the end of the pre-phase period and the rinsing period (Day-0/Day-6), gingival index (GI), plaque index (PI) and salivary fluoride levels were recorded. The statistical analyses were performed using Wilcoxon sign test and the dependent t test.

Results: A reduction in plaque re-growth was seen for the CHX+AmF formulation rinse, although there were no significant differences among all groups (p>0,001). During the experimental periods, the gingivitis indices increased significantly for all formulations (p<0,001), except for the CHX+AmF formulation. The CHX+AmF formulation scored higher levels of salivary fluoride at the end of the rinsing period (p>0,001).

Conclusion: We would like to conclude that the adjunctive use of AmF containing CHX mouthrinses to mechanical oral hygiene should be recommended for teenage at risk groups.

Keywords: CT KUB, Radiation safety, Minimise radiation




How to Cite

Vyas, M. L. ., Bharwani, A. ., & Trivedi, D. G. . (2021). A Comparative Study of Fluoride Containing Chlorhexidine and Non Chlorhexidine Mouthrinses in a Teenage Group. International Journal of Medical Science And Diagnosis Research, 5(12). https://doi.org/10.32553/ijmsdr.v5i12.884